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Revelation 12 describes a war of truly cosmic proportions. Here we are reminded not only of the power of God, which far exceeds the power of Satan, but we are also reminded that Satan is that same serpent who deceived the man and the woman in the garden. His demons are angels who have been stripped of their power and purity, attributes that rightly belong to God.
The battle between good and evil, God and Satan, is fierce. But it is never in question. In fact, God himself doesn't show up for the battle. Satan himself is a fallen angel. The angels who are not fallen can take care of it.
When God's salvation, power, and kingdom overcome Satan, the glory and praise belong to God. The evil which has befallen humanity is put to an end. God's people are vindicated. This is the certain future outcome.
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